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Udon Thani province

Capital:Udon Thani
Area:11,730.3 km²
Ranked 11th
Inhabitants:1,459,097 (2001)
Ranked 8th
Pop. density:124 inh./km²
Ranked 34th

Udon Thani (Thai อุดรธานี) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nong Khai, Sakhon Nakhon, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Nongbua Lamphu and Loei.

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Geography Udon Thani is located in the heart of the Khorat Plateau.

History The province is most famous for the archeological site Ban Chiang with its remains of the Bronze age.


The provincial seal shows a mythological giant (yak), referring to Thao Kuwane, the god of the North. The provincial tree is the Teng (Shorea obtusa[?]), and the provincial flower is the Flame of the forest (Butea monosperma[?]).

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Udon Thani
  2. Kut Chap
  3. Nong Wua So
  4. Kumphawapi
  5. Non Sa-at
  6. Nong Han
  7. Thung Fon
  8. Chai Wan
  9. Si That
  1. Wang Sam Mo
  2. Ban Dung
  3. Ban Phue
  4. Nam Som
  5. Phen
  6. Sang Khom
  7. Nong Saeng
  8. Na Yung
  9. Phibun Rak
  1. Ku Kaeo
  2. Prachaksinlapakhom

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